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What is the difference between reactive hypoglycemia and diabetic hypoglycemia

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
One is med induced : Reactive hypoglycemia means blood sugars drop after eating a high carb meal due to an exaggerated response by the pancreas. People with diabetes get h... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
40 years experience
No: Hypoglycemia is opposit to diabetes that is hyperglycemia. If hypoglycemia happens frequently in a slim person, it usually indicates the person might... Read More
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Thin pts report RH: There are many case reports & anecdotal evidence that reactive hypoglycemia (RH) can occur in someone who is slim (http://ehealthforum.com/health/... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Not really: The best way to confirm hypoglycemia is by testing the sugar at the time of symptoms to see if is truly low (under 60). Many people with symptoms of ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Doesn't mean much: Independent of a concomitant glucose an Insulin level doesn't mean much. If blood sugar is high, low, or normal with an Insulin level of 8 uu/ml, the ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Fainting?: not so much. Feeling like fainting is much more common. Happens. The physiology of it is in people who are becoming diabetic, they are not sensitive t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Whole foods: Unprocessed whole foods, adequate protein, good fats such as coconut oil, and lots of green leafy vegetables. Complex carbs are ok, but avoid refined ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Severe hypoglycemia irrespective of the etiology can lead fainting, seizure and death
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
In a number of ways: B"sd not uncommon situation - pre-diabetes can only be defined in retrospect i.e. if you get diabetes! States of insulin resistance such as PCOS m... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No: Symptoms of hypoglycemia (shakiness, anxiety, palpitations, sweats) are common, but finding that the sugar is low causing these symptoms is very rare.... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
1 is type of other: They aren't quite the same thing. There are many types of pre-diabetes - which is any condition or indication that you might develop diabetes (chronic... Read More